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Matlock Meadows

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Address: Snitterton Road, Matlock DE4 2JG, England
Phone Number: 01629 760596
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Matlock Meadows is a modern purpose built ice cream parlour and coffee...

Matlock Meadows is a modern purpose built ice cream parlour and coffee shop set within a working dairy farm. The farm has diversified by making italian style hand made ice cream here on the farm using the fresh milk from our dairy herd. The coffee shop serves 15 flavours of ice cream, also sorbet's, ice cream sundaes, a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks, giftware and local produce. In the adjacent field and barn we have micro pigs, rabbits, sheep, chickens, cows and calves. We are a real working dairy farm rather than a major visitor attraction therefore we do not charge any entrance fees however we rely on the income generated from the shop sales and would politely like to point out that Car parking, use of facilities/toilets and access to the animals is free of charge for patrons of the coffee shop only. The farm has disabled access and facilites and can accommodate educational group/school visits also childrens birthday parties.

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loved the animals.

I would not reccomend traveling miles just to visit, however if your in the area you'll be missing out if you don't drop by this place. The ice cream is seriously yummy (yes, such... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
St Helens, United Kingdom
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

I would not reccomend traveling miles just to visit, however if your in the area you'll be missing out if you don't drop by this place. The ice cream is seriously yummy (yes, such a thing does exist :-D ), and it's nice to have a quick look round. I think this place is more suited towards young families, however... More 

Thank Blue_Steel_Eyes
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This is a working farm and my husband and myself only went to sample the ice cream and we were not disappointed it was delicious and a very large cone was devoured

Thank sheila787
Halesowen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Stumbled across this place by accident and we are so glad we did!! The farm is so quaint and the animals are interesting. Then the ice cream parlour is fun. There is a different variety of ice cream flavours and cones and it took ages to decide. I had the Eaton Mess and it was yummy!!! You can even take... More 

Thank emmacH4992SR
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The ice cream served is delicious, with a wide variety of flavours available. You can eat in or take away.....

Thank miss_spinkles
Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We have stayed in the Hayloft in Snitterton several times and have seen this place advertised on the way past and always talked about popping in. When we finally did we wish we had before! Great cup of tea, great bacon and sausage cobs, and fantastic ice cream! We also enjoyed all the animals and will certainly be back so... More 

Thank JayeTillson
Essex, England
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174 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I had to visit this highly recommended ice cream parlour after reading about it on trip advisor. After a very expensive trip to the Heights of Abraham close by this seemed a good way to add sugar to my day! When you drive up you feel as though you are entering someones private land, complete with sweet farm animals. Instead... More 

Thank mrsbsouthend
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Spent an hour having an ice-cream for the boys and coffee and cake for myself and grandma. Lovely home-made cakes and amazing ice-cream, if they had taken credit cards, would have purchased a couple of tubs. There is a free outdoor play area with slide, swing and a few animals to look at. A separate tractor area at £1 a... More 

Thank Mum22boys
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146 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A really safe place to take the kids for a few hours, and it's free! No rip off rides and expensive attractions......great safe play area and mix with all the farm animals. Then treat yourselves to a great bacon cob in the café! On the farm they make their own ice cream that tastes like it used to........loads of different... More 

Thank john s
Derby, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a lovely experience that is free to visit. The only thing that is a charge is the food in the cafe and ice cream parlour. If you want somewhere different for a coffee and a cake or panini or ice cream it is worth going. It did seem quiet when we went, I hope people do uncover this... More 

Thank AlanBT2014
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Being local with a toddler we call into Matlock Meadows for an ice cream and play quite regularly. The ice cream is good value and the farm shop sells a few nice local products like cheese and eggs. My only improvement would be to add gates to the play area; at the mo children can run straight out onto the... More 

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